According to Wikipedia, there are currently 115 Cricket grounds in the world which have conducted Test Matches and 197 Cricket grounds where One-Day Internationals have been played. So far, 101 Cricket grounds in the world have conducted T20 international matches. And the number is keeping on increasing with the progress of the game.
India as a major cricketing nation has around 50 Cricket grounds in itself, where international cricket matches have been conducted. With Cricket growing across the associate nations, the cricket stadiums are also increasing in numbers in other verticals too. In the last 5 years, almost 25 Cricket grounds were introduced into the international cricket arena.
However, there always has been a doubt among the Cricket fans about,
“Which is the largest Cricket ground in the world?”
So, we find a way to line up the Cricket Stadiums across the world based on their capacity of spectators.
Largest Cricket Grounds in the World
As of now, Melbourne Cricket Ground, famously called as MCG, is the largest Cricket ground by audience capacity in the world. The Maximum capacity of MCG is recorded as 100,024 viewers. It is followed by Eden Gardens located in the city of Kolkata in India, which has a maximum capacity of 95,000, as per Wikipedia.
The Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad is under renovation and set to feature a record capacity of 110,000 seats. Estimated to be completed by the end of 2018, it will soon be the largest Cricket ground in the world. Talking about Cricket Grounds, there are lots of games available online too. For the online betting and cricket lovers all around the globe, there are many online websites which can guide you to the right platform to place your wager online.
Now, Let us look in the 5 Largest Cricket Grounds in the world by capacity:
Melbourne Cricket Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Located in the Melbourne City of Australia, Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG), also called as “The ‘G’” is currently the largest Cricket Ground by capacity. It is the 10th largest sports stadium in the world and easily, the largest sports stadium in all of Australia.
Built in 1853, MCG also has the tallest floodlights across any sports stadium. It could be rightly called the home of Cricket Grounds, as the first ever test match and the ODI match was held in MCG between England and Australia on 1877 and 1971 respectively. The G also boasts of with rich cricket world cup history, as it has conducted 2 World Cup Finals – 1992 & 2015 so far. The 2015 World Cup finals between Australia and New Zealand attracted a record crowd of 93,013.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
With a current capacity of 66000, Eden Gardens in Kolkata is the 2nd largest Cricket ground in the world. It is rightly the largest Sports ground in India so far and it’s been called the home of Indian cricket.
Eden Garden is the 2nd Cricket Ground after Lord’s Stadium to conduct a World Cup Final match in 1987. The 2016 T20 World Cup Final was held at Eden Gardens, where West Indies beat England.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium
The recent addition to this list, the stadium located in the Naya Raipur city in the Chhattisgarh state in India, has a maximum capacity of 65000.
This beautiful looking Cricket Ground is the second home to the IPL team – Delhi Daredevils and had been used as one of the venues during the Champions League T20 Tournament.
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi with a maximum capacity of 60,000 comes next in our list. The Multi-purpose International stadium in Southern India claims to be one of the loudest stadia in India with its proudest fan base.
Opened in 1996 and renovated in 2007 with its famous 2KW Floodlights, the Kochi Stadium has been the home ground for Kerala Cricket and Kerala football. So far, there have been 10 ODIs played in this venue.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
The home ground of Hyderabad Cricket Association, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium joins the Kochi stadium with a maximum capacity of 60,000. It also serves as the home ground of one of the successful IPL teams in India, Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Other Cricket Grounds which almost made this list:
- Dockland’s Stadium, Melbourne, Australia: Home Ground of Melbourne Renegades with a capacity of 56000 for a Cricket Match.
- Trivandrum International Cricket Stadium, Trivandrum, India – Maximum Capacity of Spectators – 55,000
- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India – Maximum Capacity of Spectators – 55,000
- Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi, India – Home Ground of Delhi Cricket Association & Delhi Daredevils. Maximum Capacity of Spectators – 55,000
- DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, India – Maximum Capacity of Spectators – 55,000